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Danforth Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): variant of Danford .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dunford, Hanford, Lanford, Cornforth, Papworth, Axford, Haworth

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Where is the Danforth family from?

You can see how Danforth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danforth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Danforth families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 67 Danforth families living in Massachusetts. This was about 22% of all the recorded Danforth's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Danforth families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Danforth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Danforth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Danforth. 13% of Danforth men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Danforth women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Danforth were Clerk and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Danforth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danforth census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Danforth. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Danforth. For the veterans among your Danforth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danforth lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Danforth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Danforth in 1943 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

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